Mr. Al Jones, a land developer
Your team is a mid-size law firm. Your supervisor, a partner in the firm, has been approached by Mr. Al Jones, a land developer and very important client, with the following legal situations:
Mr. Jones’s projects include some of the largest residential subdivisions within in the city. While Mr. Jones’ business was developing the infrastructure of its newest and largest subdivision, the city discovered an easement for a city utility ine on the subdivision that did not belong to Mr. Jones. The owner of the property where the utility easement is located also discovered the error. The city is threatening to close down the subdivision and Mr. Jones’ business and is threatening to sue Mr. Jones for fraud against a municipality. The adjacent property owner is also threatening to sue the client for damages to his property and for trespassing. The adjacent property owner is a citizen of Switzerland.
Your supervisor wants your legal team to identify and analyze the client’s legal situation and present to an internal memorandum that assesses the situation and describes how the law firm might help.
In a 400 word memorandum, describe the state and federal courts (in the United States) that may review and resolve the situation.